Marley R. Brown Report
c.00583

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Brown, Marley R.
Title
Marley R. Brown report
ID
c.00583
Date
1981
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet , 3 folders
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Historical Note

Sonoma State University Academic Foundation was awarded a contract entitled "Redwood Logging Research on the Hume Lake Ranger District" by the U.S. Forest Service in October 1980. Less than five months was spent on data collection and review for the overview. Minimal field reconnaissance was allowed under the contract. Therefore, primarily the 'site typology', 'evaluation of significance', and 'management recommendations' were based on primary and secondary documents and/or oral accounts.

The authors researched the Hackley and Hume papers (00097) at the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections, which contained records from the lumber companies Hume-Bennett, and Sanger. Other information and historic photographs of the lumbering area came from Harold G. Shutt, editor of Los Tulares, a quarterly bulletin of the Tulare County Historical Society. Information also was attributed to staff at the Sequoia National Forest: Dale J. Fabian, Contracting Officer; Sonia Tamez, Contracting Officer's Representative; and Glenn Caruso, Contracting Officer's Representative. Acknowledgments for contributing information for the Final Report are also given to David A. Fredrickson, co-principal investigator; Dr. James Deetz; Dwight Simons; Sue Thorne and John Olson of the Sanger Historical Society; Sara van Arsdel, graduate student in Anthropology at Michigan State University; and Mary Beth Johnson of the Forest History Society in Santa Cruz.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of one copy of the final report, titled, An Historical Overview of Redwood Logging Resources within the Hume Lake Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest, California. The final report was written by Marley R. Brown, III, Principle Investigator and C. Michael Elling, Research Assistant at the Anthropological Studies Center, a Cultural Resources Facility at the Academic Foundation, Inc. at Sonoma State University. The final report is 207 pages and was published in May 1981. The final report was prepared under the U.S. Forest Service; contract No. 40-9A23-0-1449; "Redwood Logging Research on the Hume Lake Ranger District"; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Sequoia National Forest, Porterville, California.

The final report is an historical overview of the redwood lumber areas of the Hume Lake Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest. Additional topics in the final report include: the history of settlement in the region and a chronology of three phases of logging in the region between 1860 and the 1920s. The primary information from the report is from primary, secondary, and oral sources. The information is represented analytically based on a 'problem-orientated research design' and the report makes future management suggestions for 'resource protection', 'data recovery', 'site maintenance', and 'interpretive strategies' for the region.

The text of the final report is supplemented by three types of graphical representations: (1) 7 maps on topics: of the logging areas in the Sequoia National Forest, fossil sites, worldwide distribution of redwoods - past and present, and historical lumber companies; (2) 8 lists of tables on topics: geologic time scale, sierra redwood groves in the Hume Lake Ranger District, phases of Hume Lake Ranger District, and typologies of Redwood Logging Remains; and (3) 22 figures on topics: logging methods, Mills, and railroad grades.

The report has been removed from its original binding and segmented into folders.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections January 2006

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Forest Service.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Sequoia National Forest (Calif.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Elling, C. Michael
  • Hagel, Lisa C.

Subject(s)

  • Lumbering -- California -- History

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Collection Inventory

An Historical Overview of Redwood Logging Resources within the Hume Lake Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest California, Final Report  1981 

Folder

ch.1 - ch.3 

1

ch.4 - ch.5 

2

ch.6 - ch.7, appendices 

3